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MOTHER MIHLEY'S ADIEU
Farewell Lmiclieou'Tcudered to the
President's Parent.
Mis. Ahncr Melvtulpy uud Other
Metafiles mid Fi lends of the
rresldent Entertained.
A farewell luncheon to Mrs McKinley,
mother of the President, -nan given yes
terdiy, tiiat being the final day of lier
si ly at the White House for the present,
as. she left List ceiling for Canton in com
pmy with Miss Helen McKinley, the sis
teroi the Picsident Ihe company seated
aboit the daintllj appointed table, which
had a beautiful center-piece of Farleycnsis
Jen.s, included the President and Mrs Mc
Kinley, Mother McKinley, Miss Helen Mc
Kinley, Mr. and Mrs Abncr McKinley,
Mi's Mabel McKinley, Mrs McDougil, of
Cincinnati, Mrs McWilhams.Mis Staffoid,
Mrs Biruer, Mis Maria Saxton, and Mrs
C A. Gr.ifcsoiu, of Clevelind, Ohio
The President and Mrs McKinley cntci
tan ed at dinner last cenlng Mr anil Mrs
A'liicr McKinley, Miss MatiLl McKinley,
Mr McDougal, of Cincinnati; Mrs Mc
"Willlains, Mrs Stafford, Mis Birher, and
Mrs Snitou
Mrs b liton will remain peinnnciitly
with tlit family at the White Hmivc She
Is Mrs McKinley's favorite auut, and will
relieve her of a treat deal of the burden
of .seeing visitors
Miss Muliel McKinley will be the guefct
or thel'reaidentuud Mrs McKiiilei at the
White House foi se eral d.ij i, prior to
her return to Sew York with her parents
Miss Mahal has glossy blow n curls w liicii
she weais caught back with a juwUtd
clasp, or tied, in girlish fashion, with a
bow or ribbon. Her roguish grav ejes
are fringed with long, black lashes, aud
the brow above them are well defined
Her lips are prettilv curved, and usually
smiling Miss Mabel's noe is w ell shaped
and sligl.tlj retrouse, giving u piquant
cast to 1 ci bright, atti tctiv e fate
Ihe beautiful "bibj grand" pi mo, which
is a new icature of tin. Blue I'arlor, re
sponds almost ever evening to the culti
vated tucli of Mias Mabtl. who also sings
for Mrs McKinlej 'ver often
Mrs Richard lownshcnd entert lined at
a vcr iiunUsumc dinner last evening m
honor of the British Amba-sauoi and L idj
L'auncerote. The gutsts nuked to meet
them were Senator and Mis. Mark
Hauua, Senator and Mrs. Bricc, the Ger
man Ambassador aud Baroness Thiel
matin, Speaker and Mrs. Iteed, Senator and
Mrs Wolcott, Senator Lodge, the Danish
Minister, the Belgian Minister, cv-Sicrc-taxy
and Mrs Oluey and Senator Hole
The decorations were of Ulrlch Bruiuier
roses, Easter lilies and Farleyensis funs
Mrs Harmon, wife of the ex-Attoiuey
General, gave a beautiful luncheon jes
ttrdav In honor of Mrs Foraker The
othei guests were Mine de Luzo Arnnga,
Mine 1'ioda, Miss Andi.iOe, Mis Miled,
Mrs "Winthrop, Miss Alice Lee, Miss Lucv
Page ana Mrs 'William Matthews La.5
The decorations were of joaquils and
ferns
Miss Sowers gave a luncheon jesterdny
to twelve of the season's debutantes in
honor of Miss Madeline Gar , daughtei of
the Postmaster General Tlie table whs
beautlfullj decorated with vcllow tulips
Col and Mrs Jaincs Nutting, of Daveu
port, low a, gave a dinner last night it the
Cairo, to Stcretarv or Agriculture J iius
"Wilson Among the prominent gtitsts w ere
Senator Allison, Senator and Mrs Uiar.
Gen and Mrs I) B Henderson, Piof aud
Mrs Willis L Moore, Hon ltobert Cousl'is,
Hon George M Curtis and wife, aud Col
Letts, of Gov Drake's staff
A reception w ill be giv en to tin Secretarv
of the Nav and Miss Longtomonow even
ingbj ex Secretary and Miss Herbert
E Secretarj and Mrs Latnont v ill ltav e
"Wa-iliinBtoa on Saturday inoining for Palm
Je-ach, Fla . where thej will spend tliu
npring
Ev-Sccretarj and Mrs TrancLs v ill leave
tonicht Tor t Louis, ci the 7 o' lock
train, and will be accompuued bv iheir
two younger sous
Senator and Mrs Sdwjtr cpvU to
take pos-si aaion ol the house at once
The Postmaster General has taliu a
flat at the Portland l'tsttrdij after
noon Postmaster General Gari aud Misi
Garv had their belonpags tr.uisff r-ed
from the Xnnnnndie to their n w rju ir
ters at the Portland Miss Madeline Garv
and Miss Jessie Garj, who came over
from Baltimore on 'Wednesday eveiung,
will speml several dajs witli tlu .i fattier
and Miss Garv, who is here most or the
time, and is taking her mothtr'n place
as hostess for the present
The Misco Mvers entertained at a lunch
eon jesterday
The friends of Representative and Mrs
Graff, of Illinois, will be glad to heal of the
recovery of their little son, who has been
so ill for the past si weeks in theii ip irt
ment'. at the Elsmere
Miss Heiple, of Illinois, vv ho has been the
guet of her aunt, Mrs Graff, at the EN
mere, returned to her hoire in Pekm, III ,
on Wednesday evening
Mrs M D Lincoln lias invited a number
of friends to meet Mr JohnW Ilutclurson,
on Monday evening, March 15. from S
to 10
Among the guests w ho were entertained
during inauguration weejebj Air. and Mrs
Lincoln, of K street, were Mr J W Hutch
inson, of Lvnn, Mass., Dr James A. Hovley,
Mrs E S Leonird.of rioiida. Miss Phoebe
Hathavvaj, of New York, and Mr A. M
Jargenson Miss Hathaway will Ievuc
todn'v for Lookout Mountain
Mlcs Stella Xorns entertained a number
of her friends on Wednesday evening at
No 20 11 Ninth street northwest Among
the guests were Miss Brandel, Miss Hess,
Miss Lincoln, Miss Salare. Miss Courtney ,
Messrs Joseph Muldoon, G Hurlby, G
Anderson, L Keith, J Dunn, J Hodg'S.II
N'evvsbaum, W. Donovan, and others
Mr and Mrs Alfred Baker gav e a pro
gressive euchre partv on Wedncdav night
at their residence, No 1108 Twenty second
street, to meet their guests, Mr. Edgar
Baker and Miss May TarbDll, of Brooklyn,
N T Among those present were Mr. and
Mrs K. P. Krouse, Mr and Mrs E C
Aliiiich, Mr and Mrs F W Earner, Mr and
Mrs W P Challice, Miss Sadie Rittenhonse,
Mr K W.Allnut,M!ss Krouse and Miss L-m
Dormant The successful contestants w ue
Mis Krouse and Mrs Minlch and Mr Ear
ner and Sir Minicli After the pmes had
been awarded the company repaiied to the
dlningroom, where a bountiful lepastwjs
scived.
Clevelnnd Cruising About Hntferns.
Cape Hatteras,Marehll The Cleveland
shooting party ia still in the vicinity of
Hatteras The tender Violet moved south
today, and it Is thought the party will
tomorrow hunt near Washington, N. C.
ilGNiT lid DE LOME
Gossip Caused by the Publica
tion of His Book.
MS REFERENCE TO AMERICANS
It Is, Charged 'Ilmt ne Still Holds
the View -s He 1cprevsed 'Ihen.
lndlnntion Meetings! Will lob
ubly He Held in J)iffeient Sec
tions of the Count! 3.
Uhe publication m The Times of ex
tracts fiom Senor Dupuy de Lome's book,
in whlrh he sijs very disagreeable things
of American men and women, has caused
much gossip here His words have been
taken up aud commented upon, both at
home and in the clubs It has been asked
again and again whj a man who holds
such views should be permitted to live
among a people whom he has so abused
Xo one has cared to be quoted because it
is felt that the proper cliaunel for the
expression of disapprobation is through
the Sum- Department, but there is talk
or indignation meetings aud formal pio
test. 'Hie reeling of irritation grows with
Senor De Lome's continued attitude of
indifference He evades the question in
a way which indicates that he still holds
the views expressed In his book.
UK friends and defenders maintain that
the book was written when lie was i
joung nnn, some Lwentj vears ago, and
that he no longer holds the vie-ws then
expressed, but nobod seems to know
when tlie volumeresillj first appeared, and
it is spoken of as recentlj published.
However, that makes little difference, in
view ol libs practical indorsement; at ihrs
tim of whit he wrote then
He w rote that he had been told concern
ing United States officials. "They are
scoundiels and thieves To stnctlj com
ply with the customhouse regulations
will be of no avail to jou If jou carry
auvthingfor which duties must he paid, of-
lei :o to the officer in attendance Do
the same thing, even in case jou have to
piv nothing, so that they may not bother
vou" Each passenger i elated his ex
perience in American customhouses, and all
added 'These officials are the meanest and
most miserable fellow s to be found anions
politicians ' "
And now he indorses this b refusing to
denj it He does not affirm this view , but
he will i oi den j it
Again bis characterisation of the Aincri
cm woman is without parallel for lmpu
deuce He sajs "She is adventurous
and bold She travels alone, protected
more b fear of the law than bj the
respect which she inspires ' 1
huve seen American women living at the
hotels inC illforni i.in Paris, all over Europe,
.ilwajs cxtravag mt, spending more money
thin their husbands of whom tuej do
not know much moiipv earned God
knows how or where" roll opportunttv
is given nimtodisivow these sentiments
His apologists saj they were expressed m
the ineperience of jouth But he does
not take the trouble to correct them now.
The translation of these statements na
for sever.U davs public, within Senor De
Lome's knowledge, and he took no pains
tosav his conception of Amet lean character
has changed Yesterdav a limes reporter
calh d at the legation to isk if he still
thinks as he wiote His replv bj a sec re
tarv was tlmt he had nothing to say
The extracts from the book have bem
published in New ork, as well as in Wa-h
mgton, and there public sentiment Is bo
ginning alrcadj to take definite form The
Chiro Club, of Iirooklvn, will hold a meet
ing lodav Tor the discussion of the matter,
and it is believed that a request will be
forwarded to Sccretarv Sin rmanto demand
an explanation from the Spani-h ambn&-a
dor The American Daughtcisof the Revo
lution, in the same citj, have also takeu
up the subject, and will hold spe-clni meet
mgr, to denounce the writerof thW lxok and
ask that he either apologize or withdraw
from tli countrv
The talk here is strongest among the
members of the "WimodaughPls and other
women's organisations, but it is net con
fined to Ihcm The men arealso Incensed,
especiallj those connected with the cus
toms st u e, and some action on their part
lsto be looked for at once
BACK TO HER OHIO HOME
President McKinley' s 3Iother Bids
Washington Fareu ell.
Tier Distinguisbed Son Toole Her to'
tbe Train und llnre Took Affec
tionate Leave rroin Tier.
Mrs Kancv Allison McKinlcv, the mother
of tho l'residiut. and affectionately termed
"Mother McKinlej, left the city for
Canton last night in a special car, attached
to the 7 10 Western train Miss Helen
McKinlcv . sister to the President, and Capt
II O S" Heistand, U S A, a warm per
son d friend of the familv , accompanied
her The litter, howevei, when ht has
seen the two ladies safely to their des
tination, will return to Washington, wheic
he h is becnorderedby Piesident McKinley,
bis superior officer
President McKinley himself saw his
relatives off The party anived at the
Pennsylvania depot just a few minutes
before the train was ready to leav e When
the coach door was opened riesidentMc
Klnley stepped out and, waving the coach
man aside, himself assisted the ladies to
alight Then giv ing his arm to his mothei ,
and Capt Heistand escorting Miss Mc
Kinlej, they proceeded through the depot
to the train
The station was pretty well filled with
people at the time and everybody recog
nized tbe President and stopped to look
at him But he walked straight ahead,
taking no notice of the stir he was creat
ing further than to return courteously
sab tations This he scrupulously did in
every instance, winning even the hearts of
the grimy train hands by lifting his hat
in response to then bows
When the car was reached he tenderly
put his arm about his mothei and hulf
lifted her up to the platform The car
was brilliantly lighted and the blinds
raised so tlmt evervtliing that happened
within could be plainly seen bv the crowd
which had assembled on the platform.
President McKinley , his arm still around
his mother, assisted her to a chair and
then turned around to shake hands with
the two colored poiters, who stood bow
ing obsequiously, evidently commending
his mother to theli care A large bouquet
graced a table in the car
The group stood chatting foi a moment
until the conductor shouted "All aboard,"
when tho President kissed Ins mother and
sister and stepped ort juit as the train
started He returned to his carriage as
quickly as the curious crow d would allow
him and was driven rapidly back to the
White House
The car in which the paity lert the city
was special No 180, the particular car
of Second Vice President Pngh, ol the
Pennsylvania roat It is one of the finest
in the service.
TIE fflESIfflrS THHKS
Mr. McKinlej's Acknowledgment
to the Inaugural Committee.
CHAIRMAN CELL'S BANQUET
The Llsecutive Officers of the 4th
of March Ceremonies Hold n Iro
ti acted Meeting und n I.ove Feait.
Oho Other Meeting to Wind Up
Its Affuirs.
The heretofore prosaic looking table of
the oivic committee was piled wide and
deep last night with lobster salad, ices,
Jbbannisberger, tulips, hyacinths, rosed,
and other material and sentimental thiuga,
as so many dissolving Mews of the inter
esting men and measures of the recent
great inaugural ceicmoniea Chairman Bell
was the host and provider, the banquet be
ing to his associates of the inaugural com
mittee There were no speechea, in fact,
there was no time nor room for these
buck numbers
This incident took place alter the meet
ing of the executive committee, at which
nearly all of the members werepresent, aud
at w hich a great deal of w inding up busi
ness was transacted Mr. Bell will leave
thecitj tomorrow night foi Florida, wheie
he will spend a week of well earned rest,
after which the final meeting will be
held.
Tieasuicr Edsou made Ins report, which
v as substantially that printed a day or
tw o ago in The Times
Chairman Bell made a statement from
this jeport reviewing the whole work of
the committees He would not hazard a
llaal statement of the surplus for the
reason that there may be some bills uot
yet presented which may change tbe fig
ures Ho would saj, however, that this
surplus would be betwtcn S7.000 and
$8,000. The appropriation to the supper
committee vvus SG.000, but there was h
loss on this ' function" of more than
$.5,000 A very small percentage of the
10,000 people at the ball forgot to dine
at home on that memorable evening
A letter was read fiom President Mc
Kinley, through his secretary, to Mr.
Bell, as follows
"My Dear Sir. At the request of the
President I write to inroim you of his
thorough appreciation of the very effi
cient services rendered by yourself and
the members of your executive committee.
He feels ceitam that the inaugural cere
monies were never better managed, ami
is particularly pleased with the courte
sics extended to Mrs. McKinlej, which
he wishes me to ncknov ledge most hcartilj.
"The President would be glad to ba.o
this information made known to all of
your osviciates and assistants, whose co
operation contilbuted to the splendid suc
cess of the exercises of the day and even
ing "
A letter to Mr Bell was also read from
Grand Marshal Porter, in which he said
in pars that he had '.'never seen commit
tees work so harmoniously and effectively
in the preparations and conduct of iu
augural ceremftules. The ball was the
most mangifict'iit sight ever seen and,
with the weather to help out, even the
chronic fault finders had nothing to crit-ii-ise
adversely '
Capt J. E Hell, chairman of the com
mittee on comfort ai the ball, made the
Interesting statement that not one ar
ticle of anv kind had been lost by any
attendant through the negligence of the
committee Heretofore there have always
been claims for damages and loss at these
balls
On motion of Col A T Britton. a resolu
tion of thanks was passed, highlj' compli
mentary to the secretaries, Major Fred
Brackett, George H Brackett, and Book
keeper Holden for their invaluable ser
vices, Chairman Bell speaking pointedlj
m indorsement of the sentiments of the
motion Mr Bell also made the press his
spetnl aire, and at his suggestion the
following resolution waB unanimously
passed
HeMilvcd.Tlmt the thank" of the execu
tive committee arc herebj tendered to
Mr C W Gesner of the Washington Post,
Mr M F Tighe of The Washington TimCrt
and Mr. C Cromwell of the Evening Stni,
for the faithful and accuiate manner in
which they have reported our proceed
ingsand the executive committee hereby
acknowledges the aid given bj these gen
tlemen and their respective newspipers
in promoting the success of the inaugural
ceremonies "
Checks will be Issued todaj "to sub
scribers to the guarantee fund for the
full amount of their subscriptions
Capt Bell called attention to the fact
of the great expense to the Government
of inaugural balls, and sucsted tait a
bill be offered in the next Congress for
the erection of an armoiv which would
include a ballroom suitable for st'ch oc
casions The committee v. ill take up this
suggestion at its next meeting; also tho
question of the disposition of the surplus,
for which applications have alreadj been
made bj charitable organi7ations
Mr Ro'-s Perrv moved a -vote of thanl.3
to Chairman Bell, w hich was carried unaui
inously and by a rising vote
Col James L Nonas offered a resolution
with an eulogistic preamble, which was
passed, and which awarded the chair iu
which Mr Bell has presided and al30 the
desk therewith to him as a gift from the
executive committee
-Secretary Walker and Secretarj Brackett
were alo dowered with fieir beautiful
desks and luxurious chairs bv compluuent
arv v otes of the committee
All of the members of the committee were
given about ten of the- beautiful souvenirs
of the ball, after which, there being noth
ing else in sight to give away, the commit
tee, en masse, attheinvitntionuf thechair
man, adjourned to the adjoining room,
where the post inaugural feast was spread
SPEEK WILL BE DISMISSED.
Ho Is tho Tiensury Official "Who
Stabbed a. Cigar Dealer.
Majoi Eugene-P Specr was fined $10
yesterday by Judge Miller for stabbing
William Callow, a cigar dealer, about a
month ago Major, Speei is a chief of
division in tthe! second auditor's office
at a salary of $2,000 per annum. He has
a large family dependent upon him, and
it is said that during his term of office
has been able to put by but very little
for a "rainy day.'
For this reason his friends regret very
nuch the present trouble, and fear that
it may result in his dismissal In fact, it
was authoritatively stated jesterday the
chances were gieatlj against his being
retained It w as undersy od that 1 is case
was taken under advisement yestciday bj
his new chief, but what conclusion was
reached, if any, could not be learned. Should
the decision be adv erse to Major Speer. he
will be the first victim of the new Ad
ministration ax The resiitwdl prob
ably be known today.
Tightirg the Insurance Trust.
Columbus, Ohio, March 11 Attorney
General Monnett, in proceeding with his
fight on the insurance trustJn tris State
has brought salt airninst seven friroii-n
fixe insurance companies who are members
of the trust
EARLY ACTION REQUESTED
Negotiations in Behalf of the
Competitor Prisoners.
CONFINED IN CABANA FORTRESS
Secretary Sherman Said to Have
Cabled Consul General TLco to
Ask foi au Immedluto HeheuiJug
und 1 arly Disposition of tho
Cases of the Men.
It is understood that there has been
some important correspondence between
the State Department and Consul General
Lee, at Havana, in respect to the four
American prisoners on the Island who were
arrested on the steamer Competitor, nearlj
ft year ago, charged with landing arms for
the insui gents.
The consul general was requested by the
Gecretaij of State, by cablegram, ten days
ago, to make' a w ritten report of the status
of the cases, and that report has been re
ceived at the lepartment since the in
auguration. It lb or considerable length,
and details the circumstances of the ar
rests, trial, and conviction, and the subse
quent grant of a rehearing, at vv hich stage
of the proceedings the Spanish authorities
stopped, and the men h ive been in prison
ever since.
Secretary Sherman is understood to have
cabled Gen Lceyesterdaj a icqiiest to Le
communicated to the Spanish authorities
for an immediate rehearing and early dls
pos'tion of the cases
The four prisoners are Alfred Laborde,
a native American who was arretted
April 25, 1896, and condemned to death
May 8 following, William Glldea, a nat
uralized citizen, arrested and condemned
on same dates, Ona Melton, whose easels
parallel with the others, and Charles Bar
nitt, a. native, who was captured on land
und tried and condemned with the others
Through the intervention of counsel and
the repicen tat Ives of the American gov
ernment, the older for the execution of
these men was suspended and the new
trial opened Maj 11, 1S90, butit was not
proceeded with, and the prisoners were
continued in confinement in Cabana fort
ress, a British subject, 'William Leavltt,
who was supposed to be one of the Com
petitor crew, bi ing tried, condemned and
imprisoned with them
The request of the United States gov
ernment, diplomatically expressed, is for
a disposition of the cases as carlj as may
be practicable, and It is said the consul
general will as far us practicable, with
out a breach or the International etiquette,
interest himself in securing a speedy trial
and release of the prisoners if found to
bo innocent
THE MISSISSIPPI RISING
River May Cut a New Bed at
Memphis, Tenii.
T.ow Lands of Arltnnsux Submerged.
Water 1 wo Feet Above Danger
ilaiU und Climbing Steadily.
Memphis, Tenn , March 11 Interest in
the flood situation is now intense at this
point, covering the Mississippi from Cairo
to Yicksburg. and vital interest hinges
on the stability of the levees
No report of broken levees has been
received, but those most directly con
cerned, including levee boards, govern
ment levee forces and railro id companies,
are miking preparations for any emcr
;encj The Valley branch of the Illinois
Central today mobilized its icpair trains
and forces, and other interests are em
ploy ing ev ery av ailable method of strength
ening the levees
Tonight the river is two feet above the
danger line, and the Weather Bureau says
the rise will continue The low lands
of Arkansas, acioss the river fiom thi3
c'ty , for a distance of twenty miles or
more are submerged, but this works little
da.nage, as the country is but s'ightly de
veloped The most serious feature of the present
rise is the possibility of it cutting out a
uew bed for itself and leaving Alemphis
high and dry , oi at least leaving her on i
shallow lake
'int. TENANTS EJECTED.
Twenty People Put Out of Their
Hornets on C Stxeet.
Twenty persons, men, women and chil
dren, huddled together and gating discon
solately w bile the effects from their little
homes were being thrown out into tho
street, was the sight which startled the
p isscrsby on C street, between Four and a
half and Sixth northwest, yesterday after
noon From noon until 4 o'clock Constable
Bravvnerand a foice of fifteen men trotted
back and forth from the house, bringing
out an assortment of furniture whicn,
for variety and si7e would have dono
credit to a department btoie
What was happening was an eviction of
the tenants of the house at No 1G6 G
street The unfortunate people, all col
ored, had no warning of the occurrence
however, as thej all sub rent their rooms
from the original tenant, Abraham Frank,
to whom they piid their rent promptly.
But he, so it iB claimed by Waggaman
Brothers, the agents for the house, had
not piid up for six. months His rent
is $25 a month, thus making the amount'
due $150
The house is a part of the Kimball
estate, which has been in litigation for a
number of years, and the agents, there
lore, did not press the matter But vv hen
the six months had passed and the rent
was still unpaid, they took out the writ
of ejectment
Thehousecontainstweutv Tour rooms, and
besides being the home of five families,
contained a looking glass factory a brass
ioundry, a printing office, and an eating
saloon, the effect of all of which were
put out iuto the street in the process
of eviction Theproprletor- of these various
establishments slept in the house, aud are
consequently without homes today
Ihe tenants of the house were William
Robinson and family, A W Sifax and
Ifamily, Horace Brown and family, John
Bell and family, Paul Leet and- family,
William Roy and Jeff Brown
Mrs Bell, one of the evicted women, sat
apparently dazed on a neighbor's porch,
holding in her arms h( r two children,
the elder of whom could not have been
over a yearold, and up to a late hour last
night she had secured no sleeping place
for herself and her little ones.
'Ihe property lav unguarded in the
streets all night, as the poor owners had
no means to pay a watchmin
The evicted tenants, the women es
peciallv, are loud in thoii denunciation
of Frank, and it would probably have
gone hard with him if they had laid hands
on him lat night
He conducted a looking glass factory in
the place and lived there, and was evicted
i lass mgnx. wicn me rest.
1! PLUM FOR LONGSTREET
The Confederate Veteran Likely
to Be Railroad Commissioner.
OTHERS LIKELY TO BE NAMED
air. Buck, the "rasy Boss" of
Ueorgia, Uopeh for u Pluce In
the Treasury The President'
Uiother-in-Lavv, llowuimi, Men
tioned for Public Printer.
The demand from the South for offices
outside of those within the States is not
so large as was anticipated. Louisiana Is
the banner State in this respect Up to
the present time there has neither ap
pealed in person nor by papers but one
applicant for a place, and that is J. R. G.
Pitkin, who was minister to Argentina
under President Harrison. Mr. Pitkin is
asking to be sent back.
It is well understood with the Southern
contingent that the- eIlerable Confederate
general, James Longstreet, of Georgia, cm
have the position of Commissioner of Rail
roads, tho place now held by Gen Wade
Hampton, of South Carolina. Gen. Long
street has the unqualified indorsement of
Col A. E Buck, who is the "easy boss"
of Georgia Republicanism The Presi
dent Is favorably inclined toward Gen.
Longstreet, .and those who speak as know
ing tho inside condition of affairs make
the positive statement that President Mc
Kinley will appoint the old -time warrior.
The place would appear to have been
pre-empted by those who wore the gray.
Mr. Cleveland's first appointee was Gen.
Joseph E Johnston, of Virginia. His
next was Gen Wade Hampton. Johnston.
Hampton and Longstreet were three of
the most conspicuous generals of the Con
federate army, and fought through the
greatest campaigns f xecuted by the South
ern forces.
Col Buck, of Georgia, who again saw
tho President yesterday, feels confident
that he ,wlil be given a place in the
Treasury, which may be an Assistant
Secretaryship.
Col C H. Graves, of Buluth, Is being
spoken of as a possible strong applicant for
Assistant Secretary of War Col Graves
vv as a fine soldier in the war, and for some
years thereafter wasan officer in the regu
lar service, resigning about fifteen or more
years ago He is a gentleman of fine abil
Itv and quipped with a thorough know ledge
of army affairs
1 he appointmentof Rear Admiral Walker,
of the Navy, who will in a few days be
placed upon the retired list, to the minister
ship at Hawaii, is not thought probable,
though Senator Allison has had repeated
Interviews with Secretary Sherman on the
subject Senator Allison is a relative of
Mr Walker, and i s pushing his appointment
with great vigor. It Is understood that the
President wants to select all his ministers
from civil life It he should be appointed
Senator Chandler jvlll make a fight against
his confirmation- The two men fell out
when Senator Chandler was Secretary or
the Navy under President Arthur.
It is said that a very likely nominee for
public printer is F. L Bowman, editor
of the Lorain, Ohio. Times, who is the
husband of Mr. McKinley 's sister. This
is heavy news for Frank Godfrey of Chi
cago, who is still here booming Foster
or Illinois, and for the friends of a dozen
other aspirants who are doing what they
can to secure the preferment ot personal
friends ror this place.
SNAP SHOT INTERVIEWS
"No, building isn't starting up In any
very gratirying way I don't suppose one
tenth or the bricklayer?, carpentera or
pilnters of the city are employed, nor
do they see any work ahead In many
caes the little work that is on hand
is done by the bosses I know of one
good painting job that has just been taken
by two bosses, who generally employ a
dozen men, and who are now doing all
the work themsilves For the building
trade, at least, the boom hasn't come
Architect H B Bradford
' Yes, the Ice Palace 13 a thing of the
past We didn't -.ucceed half so well this
season as last Thedfictors talked against
it and the sodety contingent gave it the
cold shoulder I Mv e seen all the Ice rinks
In the country .and this in Washington w as
far and a way ahead of them all It will
be a long time before the lovers of skating
are again offered such opportunities at so
slight a cost." Manager David Tower.
"The Capital Traction Company carried
more passengers the day before and the
day after Inauguration than on any other
day In its historv I think about 56,300
were the receipts for Wednesday, the ad,
and fully $6,000 on the 5th On the 4th,
although the Avenue cars were stopped
for more than four hours, the receipts ran
up to $4 000. Washington is a big city
in every way.' Director C G Glover.
"We had a specially designed inaugural
souvenir spoon, with a picture of McKinley
and the words 'Prosperity and Protection
and the Republican symbols engraved and
designed on it It had a remarkable sale.
People from all ever the country bought It.
It shows that Mr McKinley in hisfightfor
prosperity-Tias the good w Ishes of all sec
tions or the country "Robert Leding, ot
Moore S. Leding, Jewelers.
"The officecekers are making a ie
markably rnp'd exit from the city. I
suppose Washington has never witnessed
such remarkable celerity- in these gentle
men in attending to their business in its
history before The country at Urge did
not understand how thoroughly all the
department positions are covered by the
civil service, and the smaller fry of office
seekers were here Just as much as their
larger brothers. The large gentlemen are
still suying on, but the people who wanted
Miouvauddollarclerkshipsarenishlng'
T. A. Stray er, of Chicago.
"Mr. Bavid Belaco Intends to run his
play,' The-Heartof Maryland," himself next
season It lias been a gold mine for him,
even under the royalty arrangement with
Manager Mav Bleimnn. Howev er, he wants
even a larger share of theprofltsot his most
successful play. Mr Belascois, by the way,
writing another play now, and has it nearly
completed. Those who have heard some
thing of its plot and action ar enthusiastic
in their predictions " Hobirt Brooks, News
paper Man
"Don't despair of being able to get
liquid refreshment in this town on Sun
day or .if ter 1 2 o'clock at night on w eck
days There are two or three places wide
oren right down m the heart of the city,
and all you need do is ask any friend of
yours who is about town evenings ard you
need not go thirsty "Harvey Friend,
Law yer.
"There arc twenty-four dealers, repre
senting over a hundred different makes
ot bicycles, arranging for exhibits at our
bicycle show next week. The whole floor
is to be given up to the show, and the ar
rangements already mnde promise that it
will ben most novel afrair "Pliny Mo ran.
Advertising Man forRobinson &Chery Co.
"The fine weather oa'lnauguratiou day j
MUNYON
BELIEVES
That There Should Be HoSuch
Tftingas Competition When
Life and Health
ARE AT STAKE
He Takes !!o Hole of the Com
ing and Going of Travel
ing Doctors.
HIS MISSION
Is A&0Y3 and Beyond Such Pitiless
Trafficking in Human Misery.
IF THERULE
Ot the "Survival or the Fittest"
Still Holds Good, the Mnnyoii
Sebool of Medicine Must Tulce
trie 1'Jace of All Others,
audllls -Benericentrlna
Stands Approved of
All tbe World.
Pror Munyon begs that Tor his sake
aiid ror cheir own well being, the peo
ple do not confound his mission with
money-maung schemes of traveling doc
tors!?) with which they mav hae had
costly and unfortunate experience-. Thit
must be very clearly understood in order
that the people may not 0r deprived or
the great beuents to be derived rrom the
Tree services or his specialists and the
Ufe oT the costlv annlninroj flovir-ncwl .
cluslvely ror him, and now in the Munyon.
i orrices nere.
lie also wWies it distinctly understood
that while under his plan all the benefit
or the knowledge and skill or his special
ists, and those that come rrom the use
or tils new mechanical devices, are withiu
the reach or rich and poor alike- it Is in,
no sense a charitable enterprise Pior
people are welcome, but ir Pror. Mun
yon s demonstrations are to have the
alue he seeks in extending the name and
rame or the Munyon Remedies, whtcn w
the sole purpose or this visitation, pa
tients of standing and influence must come
and investigate. He is here to prove that
disease, ordinarily thought incurable, win
yield to the subtle, though harmless. In
fluence or his remedies, and in order to
do it the sick must present; themselves
to be cured.
ST EXAMINATIUJVF, FREE.
ST PHfcSCRTPTIONS FRKE.
2?TniAL TREATMENT FREE.
MLTNYyN'S IAFE CHAMBER.
Cures Caturrn, Astbuin, HroiicliltH,
and All Ihroutniid JLnng
Disease.
It 13 the latest and most rational cure Tor
thee afflictions it supplier, according
to the latest scientific principles, vapon
specnilv medicated ror each case, wmcli
soothe and heal the membranes or the nose
aii tumult, and i ts.- (!ii in v mi t i-iougs.
filling every air cell, dtroying disease
germs, and healing the inflamed, sore, and
raw places It goes to the seat or the
dicas- It penetrates it, obscure places
where drugs tnki-ninto the stomach cannot;
re ich It icts as a balm and tome to tha
whole system. '
IT you have Catarrh or -ny Throat or
Lung Complaint, call and rpceive a free
trial local treatment
MUXYOX'S ELECTRIC MACHINE.
Cures nrulysi., tirr Joints, Neu
raln, .Vervnns Diseases, and
All Muscular Tains.
Pains, aches, and neuralgias vanish In a
revv minutes; swollen and stiff joints relax:
and become flexible; weak backs become
strong; feimle troubleadisMppear; paralyzed
muscles and nerves regain their powers, tho
nervous the- brain weary, and the broken
down feel the curative and soothing in
fluence penetrating every diseased and
weakened part, renewing the vitality, in
creasing the blood circulation in Ci Id ex
tremities, and imparting new lire and
energy to the whole body.
No Matter What the Disease, Mun
yon Has the Cure.
This is the best medical institution In. tho
world. A staft or skilled doctors are on
duty all day Fullest medical examination
nnn aihKc without ctisti i yu a pennr
No matter what jour diseases Munvon has
a specilic cure for it.
Trial local treatment Tor catarrh and
de irness Tree
lour druggist will give you the names or
hundreds or his customers who have been
cured or Catarrh, Bronchitis, Rheumatism.
lyspepsla. Kidney Troubles.and Blood and
Nervous Diseases by Munyon's Improved.
Homeopathic Remedies.
MLTNYONrS OFFICE;
623 1 3th STREET N. V
Open a a. m. to a p. m ; Sunday, 11 a.
m to 5 p.m
was a boom to the photographers as
much as to anyone else, I suppose I waa
able to secure some really remarkable
pictures, the best I have ever taken, I
bebev e. Some or them are almost: unique,
in their treatment or the events or the
day. Mr. Edison's man and myself also
secured a great many fine views ror tha
vitascope, which will be exhibited all over
the world, practically." Prince, riwitog
rapher. Origin of the Honeymoon.
The Neue Blatt informs us that the term
"honeymoon" was not suggested by the
svv ce-tness ot that period of bliss, but origi
nated trrough a custom of theGerniansof
old, which compelled the newly-wedded
to drink nothing but mend nude of honey
durlng the thirty days following the mar
nage St. Louis Star-
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